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Apr 25, 2019 07:03:54

Loop: Extracting Value

by @brianball PATRON | 229 words | 🐣 | 306💌

Brian Ball

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I haven't been as consistent this last week as I was the one prior. I use a visual checklist to see where I have missed small opportunities to get results I claimed I wanted. This week I've spent an inordinate amount of time coding.

Whether it's missing a day of pull-ups, doing my writing before I start the rest of the day or make an effort to build my business - some days I choose a task that's not on my list. Other days, I'll choose only tasks on the list, but I'll spend too much time in one category at the expense of others.

Sometimes, I get really into writing. I'm not writing for publication. Rather, I'm writing for practice. But, don't I have enough practice. Instead of 'practicing' - maybe I should just write on a career-focused blog.

I've identified the missing piece for myself.

The market value of writing doesn't come in a collection of random thoughts. If it  comes out at all, it's an intentional effort and emerges with proper before and after thinking.

Before - is trip planning - where do I want to go?

After - is checklisting - it's making sure your results match your plan. 

Then, the Loop. Once you finish, you go back to the before plan asking - "Did I get the results I wanted?"

Successful people figure out how to repeat this loop more frequently.

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    @brianball

    It looks like your transitioning from writing to practice -- which is for yourself -- to writing to affect -- which is for readers. Exciting!

    Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Apr 26, 2019 14:34:56
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      @abrahamKim - thanks Abraham. I'm still trying to find my voice. I've read the 'the only way out -- is through'

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 26, 2019 06:34:34
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    @brianball All successful digital marketing campaigns require a data feedback loop to validate assumptions and optimize the campaign. Same process methinks.

    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 25, 2019 10:50:00
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      @Rawhead - you might even say -- all successful anything requires that feedback -- even Amoebae use it ;-)

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 25, 2019 11:38:16
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      @brianball True dat...

      Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 25, 2019 15:29:36
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    @brianball In Fortran I remember something called a "DO LOOP." That sounds like a good name for your technique.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 25, 2019 07:14:50
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      @brandonwilson yeah it's a DO [thing] ( while X is true )

      The nice thing about this is, it always runs at least once. Think of it like calling in to a radio show to win tickets. You dial at least once, but as many times as it takes to get through and have them tell you -- "You're caller #9"

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 25, 2019 11:36:54
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